Student Case Study: VTEC Photonics

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Name of Student: Jeremy Prichard  

Degree Subject: Electronic Engineering 

Job Title: Junior Development Engineer Intern 

Company Name: VTEC Photonics 

Description of Organisation:  

VTEC Photonics, subsidiary of VTEC Lasers and Sensors is an innovation solutions company specializing in optics and data integration to create customized systems for a wide variety of industries, including fitness, telecommunication, manufacturing, environmental, and communications. 

Founded in 2011 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, VTEC Lasers and Sensors is committed to “Improving Quality of Life” with experience in opto-electronics going back to the 80’s developing lasers for the Philips CD-player. They provide technology and products for creating, transporting, bundling, analyzing, and presenting data.  

Type of Internship:  

 Student Business Partnerships (SBPs)   

What were your key duties and responsibilities during your internship? 

My key duties included undertaking a project involving PCB and software design. 

What was your biggest achievement on your internship? 

My biggest achievement was learning software development. 

Skills Learnt:  

  • Communication 
  • Teamwork and collaboration 
  • Time and Workload Management 
  • Researching  

Attributes Developed: 

  • Motivation 
  • Logical thinking  
  • Independence 

Your message to other students considering a similar job role, organisation or sector? 

The internship was a great experience that taught me a lot about working within a company to develop a product. I was tasked with a project to add additional functionality to an already existing electronics product. This involved some PCB design but mostly software design. It was great to collaborate with other employees at the company and become part of a team. At times it was difficult to balance university work and internship work, but the flexibility of the job meant I could complete different tasks without having too much work.